anti freeze in engine?

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anti freeze in engine?

Postby eric » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:09 pm

I have been told that I need to put anti freeze in my sprint engine while layed up for winter. does any one know if this is correct.
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Postby lynall » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:53 pm

Im not 100 percent but i think all you need to do is drain all the coolant down, it shows you how in the manual, drain taps which hoses to remove etc.
As im still going to be using mine, all i was planning to do was drain the motor and manifolds when i leave it, you can also fit a green house heater in the engine bay, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2ft-Foot-Gree ... 257wt_1398
Bloody good site http://boatinfo.no/lib/library.html

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Postby ms » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:58 am

I use Volvo coolant and leave it in all year. Fresh water in engines is not ideal as it contains no inhibitors to reduce corrosion.
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Postby lynall » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:33 pm

Not sure on the Mirage, but if the ops Sprint is the same as mine, its raw water cooled, so no closed circuit.


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